Monday, 16 September 2013


the switch of seasons has come with a few changes around mabel.
technology has taken a back seat (for the better), so picture taking and writings here have been less. we've been spending more time taking walks, reading cc's endless array of storybooks and making homemade cookies together.
in august the boys aunty meg came to stay. and their grandparents came to town too. now their aunty amy is here staying and today their great uncle and aunty returned for a lovely meet up - so mabel is a hub of family activities. cc is super excited at the comings and goings, while baby clement is content to be passed to and fro, sharing his dimples and wide blue eyed smiles to all who pass.

.cc and his pa along the wooden boardwalk
.little clement snoozing in the carrier
.cc during supper out - he never sits still
.aunty amy's in town

Sunday, 8 September 2013

a sunday date.

this morning we set off to an autumnal agricola street for switch.
an event that sees two kilometres of streets closed to all motor traffic. instead the little folk are in charge and able to roam the tarmac freely. racing up and down on tricycles, miniature scooters or simply skipping to and fro on their trusted toes. cc bumped into his lovely friend ruby on the street corner and they took off, hand in hand, strutting down the way on a sunday date. they stopped to colour in the sidewalk with some chalks, did acrobatics on a wooden fence, then twirled and danced together beside a music store as cc announced 'this is muskit for dancing. ruby can dance good.' these streets have never seen so much fun.

Saturday, 7 September 2013

his new world.

cc's world changed this week.
when he started attending a small preschool for two mornings a week.
tuesday was his first morning. there was a terrible storm, evergreen trees shaking, torrential downpours and dark puddles filling our walk to and from the school. cc loved the adventure and so far has taken to the new routine smoothly. on his second morning he skipped down the steps to see miss camille, miss camille (his teacher) turning to wave bye bye to his baby brother saying im going to see my friends now. time for school. see you later clement. what a fellow.

some of the kooky things cc has said recently:

clement blessed all on me. (when clement sneezes)

not eat lobster mummy. thats friends with turtles. not eat it ok?

my have nipples. two. thats for making munk. (milk)

sometimes my poops are porcupines. sometimes slugs. actually this ones a snail poop. 

those pancakes are good ones. they filled my stomach all up to my nose.

yah thats a good idea mummy. 

this is not my favourite actually. (about some sugar free homemade muffins that turned out bad. then...)lets go to cars cafe mummy. they have sweet cookies. thats my favourite. 

this is a good spiders web. it has bugs and creepin crawlees and ants too.

listen. a 'copter up there. not a 'copter actually an aeroplane made for flying.

clement pooped really good. that means he has my truck now. (offering his toy truck to clem as a pooping reward.)